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Masterpiece Theatre; Backstage at Masterpiece Theatre: 20th Anniversary Special

03/06/1991


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Series
Masterpiece Theatre
Program
Backstage at Masterpiece Theatre: 20th Anniversary Special
Series Description

Program premiered in 1971 with The First Churchills. Hosted by Alastair Cooke. Intended as a showcase for the best of British television drama. Spawned MYSTERY! in 1980. Current executive producer Rebecca Eaton. All promotion of program done by Frank Goodman & Associates (see below). Synopsis, cast information and producers listed by individual title. Series release date: 1971

Program Description

Following a nine-week retrospective of the past 20 years, the special is a one-hour documentary highlighting some of the famous moments, as well as interviews with Wendy Hiller, Peggy Ashcroft, Susannah York, Hayley Mills, Diana Rigg, Jeremy Brett, Art Malik, Anthony Andrews and John Hurt. Introduced as always by Alistair Cooke, also features spoofs of "Masterpiece Theatre," including an original satirical revue written especially for this celebration, featuring cast members of "Forbidden Broadway."

Duration

00:61:00

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Drama
Citation
Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Backstage at Masterpiece Theatre: 20th Anniversary Special,” 03/06/1991, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 10, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_636D10626CA6435485E7D33D581FD448.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Backstage at Masterpiece Theatre: 20th Anniversary Special.” 03/06/1991. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 10, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_636D10626CA6435485E7D33D581FD448>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Backstage at Masterpiece Theatre: 20th Anniversary Special. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_636D10626CA6435485E7D33D581FD448
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